altrice shares new single ‘eyes’
ALTRICE SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘EYES’
OUT NOW VIA JIAOLONG
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Back in 2010 Caribou‘s Dan Snaith hosted a remix competition for his track ‘Sun’ from his then-new album Swim. The winner was an unknown producer called altrice. Hailing from Tucson, Arizona of Iranian/Mexican descent, altrice took the bright euphoric highs of the original and crumbled them into rumbling lows, the crystalline edges becoming rough and undefined. Along with other prizes, Snaith also provided altrice with the stems for the rest of Swim and the offer to remix the whole album track-by-track, creating ‘stem‘. Aside from a further dream-come-true remix of Radiohead, this is largely the last we heard from altrice in the past 12 years.
A year and a half ago though, having kept up correspondence with Snaith over the years, altrice began sending new material. With encouragement from Snaith he eventually wound up with a number of tracks which have since become essential DJ material for Snaith and the cohort of friends he’s shared it with. The two tracks he’s shared so far ‘places faces‘ and ‘bda creature‘ – described by Pitchfork as “a beacon of light in an uncertain landscape” – have appeared in Leon Vynehall‘s Radio 1 Residency and KH (Four Tet)’s recent Essential Mix, with further DJ support from Avalon Emerson, Floating Points, Yu Su, Sofia Kourtesis and more.
Today with new track ‘eyes’ out via Snaith’s own Jiaolong label, altrice continues a run of music that is alluring and off-kilter, a wealth of sounds and styles that are tied together by an irresistible warmth.
Speaking of ‘eyes’ altrice says:
“‘eyes’ makes me feel at home – I love the arpeggiated guitar progression and a seemingly lyric-less vocal line. It sometimes gives me chills in those fleeting moments when I’m able to listen as a listener and not a producer.”
Photo credit: Thierry Nzekou
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